oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The diabetic foot : recognition and principles of management

Volume 27, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Diabetes mellitus is increasing globally at an alarming rate. The disabling complications of the disease are draining the health care resources of both developed and developing nations. Admissions for diabetic foot-related complications to hospitals and clinics worldwide are the most common reason for hospital bed occupancy in this patient population and, in fact, 15% of the annual health care budget is used on treating the diabetic foot.

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